Fab find: a stylish and sweetly-priced blazer - une femme d'un certain âge

Fab find: a stylish and sweetly-priced blazer

Susan B. wears a brown Open Edit jacket, navy striped tee, jean and brown ankle boots.

Let’s kick off February with a sweet little blazer. I’m always on the lookout for lightweight casual jackets. They’re my go-to piece for making simple, casual outfits look finished.

earrings (similar) | jacket | tee | necklace | jeans (similar) | bracelets | boots (similar)

This one’s a keeper AND it’s under $100! I wanted to share it ASAP as it seems to be selling quickly.

This relaxed blazer from Nordstrom is available in more colors, sizes XX-Small to X-Large. I’m wearing the X-Small.

More relaxed blazers & jackets…

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  1. Marian
    February 1, 2022 / 6:25 am

    Nice! Such a nice rich color. Unlined is good for me as I live in a warm climate and love jackets!

  2. Christine Jensen
    February 1, 2022 / 8:14 am

    Susan, no offense intended but from my perspective this blazer is a terrible fit. It looks like you’re a child playing dress up. Everything about it seems oversized and overwhelming. I know it doesn’t come in petite (as is the case with most Nordstom jackets, sweaters, tops, etc.) and would be more expensive than it’s worth (any blazer that’s under $100 is virtually in the category of disposable clothing) to it altered by a have a tailor. However, I was blessed (cursed) with a grandmother who was a professional tailor so had clothes custom fitted/altered from the time I was 5 years old. I can just hear granny tsk, tsking over this fit.

    • Lee Rosenthall
      February 1, 2022 / 8:39 am

      Except “oversized” blazers are a thing this season, so perhaps the look is intentional.

      • Cheryl
        February 1, 2022 / 4:29 pm

        I know where you are coming from, Christine, as I also was blessed with a grandmother who tailored my clothes to fit. The jacket does appear to be oversized, which “look” seldom wears well on we petites.

    • Susan Blakey
      February 1, 2022 / 8:53 am

      Hi Christine, the fit is meant to be relaxed and a bit longer. But I get that not every style appeals to everyone; some readers have said they don’t like my shorter, more fitted jackets either. 😉

  3. Tina
    February 1, 2022 / 8:21 am

    Ouch to the previous reply. They obviously don’t understand “relaxed” fit. This jacket looks great on you. Fresh and not stuffy as jackets can be sometimes. A great alternative if we don’t want to be all tailored up!

    • Lee Rosenthall
      February 1, 2022 / 8:44 am

      Seriously! I hadn’t actually looked at the product page before replying to her comment, but clearly she hasn’t seen how the Nordstrom models are wearing it!

  4. Mary Alice
    February 1, 2022 / 9:26 am

    Am I weird to be drawn to the bright green color? My coloring is similar to yours, Susan; I wonder if I could pull that off?

    • Susan Blakey
      February 1, 2022 / 6:32 pm

      Hi Mary Alice, it does look fun, doesn’t it? Sometimes it’s hard to determine just how bright/saturated colors really are from the online images. If I see it up close, I’ll report back.

      • Mary Alice
        February 1, 2022 / 9:09 pm

        Well, I went and had a look and I’ll take a pass! But it’s always worth trying something on, you may be pleasantly surprised 🙂

  5. Deb S
    February 1, 2022 / 10:25 am

    I just wanted to say how very much I enjoy your blog and check in every day for years. Rarely comment. Everything about our style is vastly different but I just love checking in. About the only thing similar to each of us is our taste in shows/movies (you put me on to Downton Abbey years ago), out love of Europe and of course dogs. Other than that, there’s nothing else but you are always such a pleasant read.

  6. February 1, 2022 / 11:19 am

    Fab jacket and well styled. I love the striped T-shirt as well. It is bolder than the ones I am used to. I am on the look-out for such a stripe.
    Your golden necklace breaks it up well.
    All in all I give it an A+.

  7. Kimberly
    February 1, 2022 / 10:24 pm

    That is such a chic color! That blazer indeed is a must-have this season <3

  8. Maggie
    February 3, 2022 / 6:59 am

    Hi Susan,
    I went to the Nordstrom website to look at the blazer more carefully. I like the color and the soft material but am not a fan of the shape or the combination. To me, it reminds me of an 80s blazer but without the shoulder pads. I don’t claim to be a stylist but it seems that the clothes underneath the blazer need a more extreme shape – either fuller pants or really slim pants. (I guess a dress might work.) I guess belting the blazer might work since the material is soft. Maybe turn up the color and add a brooch at the collar? Definitely, the blazer needs to be the star of the show! If I see any other inspiration online, I will pass it along. Thank you for this post – your posts always inform and inspire me!

    • Maggie
      February 3, 2022 / 7:02 am

      Sorry – I meant to write “Maybe turn up the collar/label and add a brooch at the top to close it similar to a mandarin collar”

  9. Kathleen McDermott
    February 3, 2022 / 6:20 pm

    Interesting array of opinions. I always enjoy reading the different perspectives. I liked the look immediately. It is a relaxed blazer that fits you as that type of blazer should. I think the look is charming. Really cute with the striped tee. I think you should get another color.

  10. Carol Frey
    March 16, 2022 / 8:47 am

    May I ask, please, what size you’re wearing in the striped tee-shirt? I always know, if it fits you, it will fit me! Thanks in advance and I love your fashion choices!

    • Susan Blakey
      March 16, 2022 / 8:48 am

      Hi Carol, thanks! I’m wearing a Small.

      • Carol Frey
        March 16, 2022 / 9:49 am

        Thank you so much! Ordeing now!

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